Daily Archives: April 19, 2011

Lemon Still Life

Two lemons on a plate

Lemon Still Life - 8 x 10 prints on fabric $20

A well-stocked refrigerator at Ben Hame yielded a bag of lemons.  I chose the two that were slightly misshapen, a hand-painted plate, and set out to do something a little less picky, a little faster, a little simpler than I usually do – primarily because I was semi-babysitting.  My young friend Ethan, age 5, was so busy having “Pac-Man Time” on his IPad that all I had to do was listen for the beeping to stop… easiest babysitting I ever did.  And I like the lemons, too!

Snowbird Porker

Sketch of piggy bank

Ben Hame Piggy

The ski chalet at Ben Hame is famous in certain circles for the ubiquitous pigs – skiing pigs, sitting pigs, pigs on placemats, beaded pigs, wax pigs, embroidered pigs, pig-handled cheese knives, bacon in the warming drawer… the list goes on.  My personal favorite was this antique cast iron piggy bank.  The moral of the story: be careful what you start to collect.